A Philadelphia police civilian dispatcher has been indicted on charges she took bribes to steer car towing work to those who allegedly paid the bribes.
It was a narrow vote Thursday as Philadelphia City Council okayed a new plan to reign in wreck-chasing tow truck operators — a plan that gives the Parking Authority oversight. But the next step may be a courtroom.
City Council wraps up its 2010 formal meetings this coming Thursday and the session could be dominated by a final vote on a plan to reign in wreck-chasing tow truck operators.
A bill aimed at getting rogue tow truck operators in line has moved out of a City Council committee — but not without a little fireworks.
There are still no easy answers, as Tuesday’s hearing pointed out.
Within the past year, in the wake of several violent incidents, the Philadelphia Police Department changed their protocol for dispatching tow trucks to accident scenes to prevent multiple operators from arriving and fighting over who will tow the vehicle. But those rogue tow truck operators found a way around this.
New regulations are being proposed in Philadelphia that would revamp tow truck practices. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has reported about problems with tow trucks in the city and has the latest details.
A 29-year-old man was hospitalized and in critical condition after he was shot while near his tow truck on Sunday evening.
A city councilman is calling for an immediate halt to Philadelphia’s rotational towing system, in the wake of an apparent violent battle between two of the towing companies.
The Philadelphia fire marshal and police are investigating suspicious overnight fires and gunfire in what may be an escalation of a war between two tow truck operators.
One tow truck driver has been shot and wounded in an apparent dispute between two rival tow truck operators this morning in the Hunting Park section of the city.